The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has left the country.
This development was made known by his Media Office in a statement issued on Tuesday signed by Alhaji Tunde Rahman.
The statement said the former two-term Lagos State Governor needed the rest after a very exhaustive campaign and election season.
It said he would also be observing the lesser hajj during the rest period.
The statement said: “After a very exhaustive campaign and election season, President-elect, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, has travelled abroad to rest and plan his transition programme ahead of May 29, 2023 inauguration.
“The President-elect left the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja for Europe on Tuesday night.
“The President-elect decided to take a break after the hectic campaign and election season to rest in Paris and London, preparatory to going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and the Ramadan Fasting that begins Thursday.
“While away, the President-elect will also use the opportunity to plan his transition programme.
“He has directed all the senior aides and campaign staff to also go and observe a short rest.
“He is expected back in the country soon.
“We enjoin the media to stop publishing rumours and unsubstantiated claims and to always seek clarifications from our office.”